Almost Free

Almost Free

by FIDLAR

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Overview

Taking the acronym that forms their name ("F*ck it dog, life's a risk") as a literal credo, L.A. garage punks FIDLAR make an attempt to evolve past the dumb but somewhat endearing slackery of their early days with Almost Free, their third full-length. For a band whose primary themes involved getting baked, getting wasted, skating, and partying, the growing pains that come with trying to be taken more seriously are going to be tough. Their sophomore release, 2016's Too, wrestled with frontman Zac Carper's newfound sobriety in the face of the group's chosen lifestyle and typical subject matter; on Almost Free, they further complicate things by introducing some politics and social commentary into the mix. FIDLAR have made legitimate attempts to get out of their creative comfort zone and go somewhere new. Recording at Hollywood's legendary Sunset Sound with Ricky Reed (Jessie J, Twenty One Pilots), FIDLAR strike out in a variety of different directions, landing some new tricks and slamming a few more along the way. Gentrification-railing opener "Get Off My Rock" recalls the edgy rap-rock sound of the Beastie Boys while some of the more streamlined rock tones introduced on tracks like "Can't You See" and the horn-laden "Scam Likely" add new depth to the band's palette.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2019
Label: Mom & Pop Music
UPC: 0858275051520
catalogNumber: 384
Rank: 10174

Album Credits

Performance Credits

FIDLAR   Primary Artist
Stephen Perkins   Percussion,Steel Drums
Elvis Kuehn   Dobro,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Guitar (String Bender)
K.Flay   Vocals
Lemar Guillary   Trombone
Zac Carper   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals,Roland TR-808
Max Kuehn   Percussion,Drums
Brandon Schwartzel   Bass,Sounds,Harmony
Ricky Reed   Percussion
Michael Cordone   Trumpet
Jesse McGinty   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bill Malina   Engineer
Elvis Kuehn   Horn Arrangements
K.Flay   Composer
Zac Carper   Producer,Music Data
FIDLAR   Composer
Sam Eaton   Producer
Brandon Schwartzel   Sound Effects
Ricky Reed   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Ethan Shumaker   Engineer
Jerry Ordonez   Engineer

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